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Scabs On Scalp And Headache
Hi,ive had a dull headache for about a month and I have also noticed a red scab on my scalp which Ive had about 3 weeks ago isn't healing? Any idea I
Headache: A dull headache lasting a month is most likely a muscular tension headache. The scabbed lesion of the scalp may be unrelated. However it may be a herpes infection causing some discomfort. It's best to have your physician or a dermatologist examine the scalp lesion for diagnosis and treatment. A referral to a neurologist could be recommended for headache evaluation if your doc is concerned. ...Read more
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
I have a headache and a kind of tingling sensation in my scalp. Is this related and what can I do?
Can be: This could be related. Please see your doctor in order to assess this by history and physical examination, which can direct the type of therapy that could be helpful. ...Read more
This is a strange headache. It hurts in many ways, when I touch my scalp it hurts, there is a constant throb, when I cough it hurts.?
I have the feeling of crawling and itching on scalp like something is digging into my scalp I get headaches frequently when this happens.
I usually get headaches only in the night, only on the lower part of my scalp It hurts really bad that it wakes me up during the night, is that bad?"
May not be related.: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Yes: If the headache is from the nerves in your neck that innervates that area (which is a very common cause for headaches), then the skin overlying that area can be extremely sensitive. It is most likely related to one of the nerves in the top of the neck and you may benefit from seeing a pain doc who can do a diagnostic nerve block to identify if it is those nerves. Best of luck! ...Read more
Pain is a drain: Any pain, if strong enough, can cause disconnected, foggy feelings. At least part of the reason is the release of neurohormones in response to pain which have negative effects on cognition and emotion. Of course this answer assumes that you don't have a serious spinal or brain or head disorder. ...Read more
Why do I get lumps on my scalp once my headache has subsided. The lumps can be itchy. And usually disappear after a few hrs or by next morning?
Can a cyst on scalp cause headaches? The headaches are a constant low grade directly where the cyst on the right top of my head. It has been two week
A needle scratched and pierced my scalp although the wound looks healed I experience severe scalp pains n headaches after one year what can I do?
Need more informatio: If it was just a punctured wound and the wound has healed, then your headaches are probably not related to your injury. But if you had any associated head injuries like head injury with cerebral concussion then it might be post concussion headaches. I will suggest you consult your doctor to find the cause of your headaches. ...Read more
Scalp Folliculitis: Folliculitis is the medical term for the infection and inflammation of the hair follicles. This condition can affect the hair and skin on any part of the body, including the scalp. Scalp folliculitis is characterized by the appearance of small, white or yellowish pustules, that resemble acne. The pustules can be quite itchy and painful at times. Treatment is with oral antibiotics. ...Read more
I have burning sores on the back left side of my scalp along with headache and stiff neck what could be the cause?
I have been having a headache for the last couple of days. It feel like my scalp is pressing down on my brain. What could it be?
I've had itchy flaky scalp since I was child. When itched, it causes pain/headaches and I can't ever go two days without it itching again.
My scalp is feels like it's burning and I also have a headache and my head just feels heavy and my neck hurts any suggestions what could be wrong?
When to see a doctor:
A headache can be a symptom of a serious condition, such as a stroke, meningitis or encephalitis.
Go to a hospital emergency room or call 911 or your local emergency number if you're experiencing the worst headache of your life, a sudden, severe headache or a headache accompanied by:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/headache/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym-20050800 ...Read more
I have had a headache for 3weeks and now headache is gone but still get sharp pains on right side of scalp and it hurts to run my fingers through my h?
Need an exam: Unable to fully understand your question. It seems that you have a broken raised scalp vein, vomiting, headaches and unstable(?) walking(?). Health Tap Question/Answer is not designed to diagnose illness. That would require taking a medical history, asking many focused questions and examining you. The only advice I can give you is that you need to be examined and won't find the answers online. ...Read more
What can cause a sore scalp with or without headache? It happens sometimes but goes away after a day or so.
I have headaches more often, finding my spectacles tighter on the sides of my head and have bumps on my scalp?
Not sure: The bumps may be cysts? See your dermatologist. As far as the head aches you should see a neurologist! ...Read more
Couple of days ago noticed tender scalp area left side. Today noticed larger area and swelling. Having frequent headaches?
Ihave been told I have psorissis on my scalp they said it would be itchy but not sore mine is pain ful and also causes headaches?
The top of my head (scalp) tends to stink when I have a headache. The smell was extremely worse when I was pregnant. What's the cause?
Not sure: Alice, c a your friends smell what you feel you are smelling? Some headaches do alter the smell sensation enhancing odors. ...Read more
I have been suffering with headaches, since then the left side of my face has become sensitive especially my temple and left side of my scalp?
Consult with MD: This could be anything from bruxism (tooth grinding) to a neurological problem with one of the cranial nerves. Advise see your physician. ...Read more
This past Wednesday I took one 50mg tramadol capsule. Got very sick, thought I was gonna die.my scalp still burns and itches and still have headache?
A capsule?: Haven't seen a true capsule for tramadol (they always seem to be tablets). So, one can bring the capsules back to the pharmacy or doctor to confirm they truly are tramadol. Perhaps the capsule is a combination drug, containing tramadol and something else. As for the symptoms, one can ask her primary doctor to see if it may be an allergic reaction to a drug, or be part of the original illness. ...Read more
Possible hemotoma on my scalp following skin caner surg. It is a small swollen area that's tender, feels hot, and a headache. Should i be concerned?
Yes: Go back to the doctor who did the procedure for him to evaluate the cause and treat it. ...Read more
I have sever headaches one side of my head is larger from swellingmy scalp started oosing a sticky substance then crusted over and then hair fell out?
Scalp problems: Typically, acquired asymmetry of the head after the age of about 8 years, indicates either a neoplasm or bone disease of the skull. But symptoms you describe are more suggestive of scalp involvement (in or below the epidermis (superficial skin tissue). Hair loss and oozing would not likely occur from pure bony involvement. See dermatologist. ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more